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Parts of Atlantic Canada Cleaning up After Three Days of Heavy Rain and Powerful Wind

Work crews fanned out across eastern Nova Scotia and southwestern Newfoundland Thursday to repair roads, bridges and culverts washed out by torrential rainfall that had hammered parts of the region for the past three days. In Nova Scotia, almost 30 roads and bridges were closed by the time the rain stopped on Wednesday. Most of the damage was reported in Antigonish County, in northeastern Nova Scotia, and in Victoria and Inverness counties in northern Cape Breton. Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston said Thursday that damage from the storm is significant. “It’s probably at least $7 million, so it will trigger federal programming,” Houston told reporters. “There’s a lot of work to be done to rebuild, repair, restore.” Some communities along Cape Breton’s northeastern shore were inundated by more than 200 millimetres of rain, and several washouts forced the closure of the scenic Cabot Trail at the top of the island. …

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